Published: 17 May 2021
The Victoria Foundation is very proud to continue to support the needs of medical students from widening participation backgrounds at the university as they face the pressures the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on them in pursuing their degree on their journey to becoming NHS Junior Doctors.
Professor Laura Stroud, Deputy Dean at Leeds School of Medicine said, “it’s been an extraordinarily challenging year for our students and making sure we can offer them the full educational and pastoral support they need has been of paramount importance. But we know that some students have struggled even more than others with the additional financial burden of dealing with the pandemic and keeping on top of their studies and placements. This generous donation from The Victoria Foundation will provide that extra level of assistance to some of our most vulnerable students and will help with extra financial and pastoral support which will make a huge difference to them now – and for the future.”